Asked on Oct 10, 2019

How can I make over this hanging closet?

Robyn GarnerTammyDeb K


Hanging closet older model wanted to remodel. What is classic look n cheap n easy idea I can do

6 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Paint a bright white, perhaps a pretty wallpaper (removable). Update the doors with paint and trim. Add some baskets for storage above the shelves.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Hello there.

    Use a trim to panel the doors and paper inside the panel with luxury looking paper or finish the inside with a marble or paint finish etc.........

  • Shan
    on Oct 10, 2019

    To me, the novice, it would depend upon what your plans are with the rest of the room. Obviously you’ve a beauty of a floor, but are perhaps working on the rest of the space. I could see matching the closet to the design of the room, as an extension/expansion of it. Now would be a good time to consider alternatives to this type of closet style with the newer methods of storage and hanging ideas and component systems that are stylish now and take advantage of space. A recent tutorial on door “framing” for aesthetic interest appeared on this site recently and would be a good look from the outside.

  • Deb K
    on Oct 11, 2019

    Hi Suma, I still stand by cube storage, you can build it high on one side and lower on the other where you would hang clothes, they com in a variety of sizes!!

  • Tammy
    on Oct 11, 2019

    The best way is rip out the doors and existing is out dated and is beyond help..(sorry) You can use particle board which isn't very expensive....Then prime and paint. Home improvement stores have pre-made closet components, you just need to put them together.

    As for doors, you could go with so many options...One, make them yourself from old doors, or old tin roof material and hang them from a track..super cute. Cute fabric to match your decor until you can afford to purchase doors, Bifold's are nice also and you can get them in MDF which is cheaper. Just don't be afraid to think outside of the box. GOOD LUCK, and have fun.

  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 11, 2019

    You could go all out but I think you were probably asking about the doors at this time. I've got the same situation here lol! (but with the added complexity of them being mirrored 😏) It really does depend on how you plan to decorate the rest of the room but basically you can get a small can of Rustoleum that will stick to shiny surfaces and paint over the metal head rail. Prep it first by cleaning it well, rinsing and roughing up the surface with sand paper and finishing it with a 220 grit. Clean that again. You can also do it with the metal edging pieces at the same time.

    The headrail and edge pieces do not necessarily have to be painted the same color. For example you may decide to paint the headrail the same as the wall or ceiling and the side pieces to match wallpaper.

    As for the doors, you have to be certain that whatever you put on isn't so thick that it impedes them sliding by each other. If they aren't currently sliding well, there are replacement parts. Make sure the tops are hung in the right channel also.

    Options I've come up with for mine include: peel and stick wallpaper or thin peel and stick wood planks. You could also use paint, which would not hold up on my mirrored doors. If you add any wood, it can only be as thick as those metal side pieces or the doors won't bypass properly. Peel and stick wallpaper can make them a feature in the room and you can swap it out when you want to redecorate.

    Just do a search for cheap peel and stick wallpaper!

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